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A comparison of agricultural injuries between the young and elderly: New York and Kentucky.

Authors
Gelberg-KH; Struttmann-TW; London-MA
Source
J Agric Saf Health 1999 Feb; 5(1):73-82
NIOSHTIC No.
20033516
Abstract
Injury cases from the New York and Kentucky Occupational Health Nurses in Agricultural Communities programs were examined for differences between those aged 18 to 59 and those greater than 59 years to identify and understand unique factors associated with the older farmer. Overall, the injuries sustained by the elderly were more severe than those in the younger age group. A significantly higher frequency of injuries caused by machines, especially tractors, and overexertion occurred in the older age group. The older population experienced more fatal injuries and injuries which resulted in hospitalizations than the younger population. Further research is needed about factors contributing to these injuries including physical limitations, economic issues and behavior.
Keywords
Tractors; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-research; Farmers; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Age-factors; Age-groups; Author Keywords: Elderly; Injuries; Surveillance
CODEN
JASHFD
Publication Date
19990201
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-409879
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1074-7583
Source Name
Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
State
KY
Performing Organization
Kentucky Department of Health Services
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